Canadian drone firm Microdrones has introduced that their md4-1000 drone has been added to Transport Canada’s record of Compliant Unmanned Air Systems.
“This approval from Transport Canada (TC) for our md4-1000 drone has great meaning for users everywhere. A compliance certificate from TC implies a certain level of safety and quality,” stated Sebastien Long, Microdrones’ Sales Manager for Canada. “We are proud to have achieved compliance and it is especially meaningful that it was granted by Transport Canada.”
Achieving compliance is important for Microdrones’ prospects, who could now apply for a Compliant Operator Certificate from Transport Canada. The Compliant Operator Certificate could enable better flexibility for flight in restricted areas or past visible line of sight (BVLOS.) The Certificate streamlines different software processes like Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOC) and renewals.
“To earn compliance, Microdrones was required to submit a variety of application materials, including flight, maintenance, and systems design manuals,” says an organization announcement.
“This compliance means that our platform meets a certain level of safety and will provide users with the opportunity to become a TC-compliant organization, gaining access to all the related advantages,” stated Long. “Our certificate shows that we are in the highest class and adds another item to the long list of reasons surveying and mapping professionals should choose Microdrones UAS.”
Microdrones is a supplier of industrial quadcopters designed for aerial surveying and mapping. The firm’s choices embrace mdMapper packages; full options that embrace plane, sensors, and software program. Microdrones is one of solely eight corporations to have achieved the certification.
Canada not too long ago tightened drone laws, enacting an interim rule that severely restricted leisure drone use. Commercial laws proceed to develop, nevertheless, and Canada has not too long ago begun efficiently testing BVLOS flight functions like drone supply. The Compliant Unmanned Aircraft Systems record could enable some operators to navigate laws extra shortly – and show a major benefit for the drone producers on the record.